Recent Stockport Burglary
Several house burglaries have been reported this year in the Stockport area. One of these incidents, reported on by the Manchester Evening News, caused the frightened homeowner to flee through an open window to raise the alarm. The burglar broke into the property through patio doors at the rear of the property before attempting to steal cash and keys while the occupants were still inside.
It can be difficult to prevent a burglar from breaking glass patio doors in your home, but there are many things that can be done to help deter a burglar from choosing your property as a target. For example, installing a burglar alarm; according to Yale UK, 84% of imprisoned burglars said they would not willingly enter a building where an alarm was fitted. CCTV can also prove very useful as a prevention but will also aid in finding the suspect if the burglary was caught on camera. There are also less expensive preventative measures, such as installing lights in your garden on motion sensors, installing light timers when you're aware from home, keeping valuables out of sight so they're not easily seen by passers by, keeping your garage and shed locked and more... For a list of useful home security tips, take a look at our Top 10 Home Security Tips